Teaching Human Rights

Teaching Human Rights

The ABA Teaching Human Rights project, inspired by former ABA President and Center co-founder, the late Jerome J. Shestack (pictured), aims to mainstream and increase the interdisciplinary character of human rights instruction.

Features of the project include:

Model human rights curricula by which educators can develop human rights courses

Research and engagement resources to help educators more easily incorporate human rights into their programs

Human Perspectives focusing on various media of human expression, such as literature, film, and music, to bring to life the fundamental principle of human dignity at the heart of human rights protection and advocacy

Oral Histories of prominent human rights leaders interviewed to illuminate the evolving nature of human rights challenges and highlight the leadership that has been imperative to the advancement of rights in recent decades

Digital Dialogues that facilitate interdisciplinary debate among legal and other experts about pressing social justice concerns, thus providing more balanced coverage of divisive human rights issues than often presented in mainstream media and nurturing future thinkers and leaders in the field


Human Rights Education and Training to All: Is minimum commitment that much to ask for?

Copenhagen, Cairo, 14 December 2011, The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) is calling on the international community to adopt the UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training (UNDHREA) as a minimum commitment to ensure that human rights education and training remains a priority. Read more